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quite lifeless, his body bearing seizing her by the throat, said much the appearance of those “ he was come for money, and who are killed by lightning.

must have." She 5.-A shocking accident occur- escaped from him, and ran up red at the house of Messrs. Wynn stairs, intending to give an alarm and Co. stationers, Paternoster- at the window, but he followed

A scaffolding had been closely, and just as she reached erected in front of the house, the landing-place he knocked her which is very, old, for the purpose down with some heavy instrument, of effecting certain repairs. Two and swore, if she made any noise, men were employed on the high- he would murder her. He then est part of it, raising up lead, tore out her ear-rings, cutting from a cart which stood in the both her ears through in doing it, street, when a considerable por- and beat her about the head until tion of the parapet wall gave way, she was senseless. She continued and fell to the ground, together in that state, as she believes, for with the whole of the scaffolding. more than an hour, and when she The two men who were above recovered her senses she with difwere killed on the spot; a third, ficulty procured assistance from a who was' in the cart, was so se- neighbour, and it was found that verely wounded, either by the the ruffian had broken every lock brick-work or the scaffolding- in the house, and had stolen 401. poles, that, we understand, he in bank notes, a watch, and a died in the course of the evening; considerable quantity of wearing and a fourth was seriously injured. apparel. The husband of the It is supposed, that the accident woman gave information of the was occasioned by the weight of robbery, and added that his wife the lead, which the men were was not expected to recover the raising to the roof of the house. effect of her wounds. A very ac

7. — The following: most a curate description was given of trocious robbery was committed the robber, who, it is hoped, will at Greenwich, and information not long escape the punishment was given of it on Monday after- he so richly merits. noon at the Public-office, Bow 11.-Mr. Jeffery, butcher, of street:-Mrs. Walding, the wife Chailey, near Lewes, last week, of a gentleman's coachman, occu- killed a heifer, weighing only pies the house, No. 12, Alfred's- sixty-two stone, whose heart was buildings, Greenwich, the next of a very uncommon size, and that house to which is uninhabited. without the least appearance of On Saturday she was in the enlargement from disease. dwelling alone, and at eleven measured twenty-seven inches and o'clock in the morning a man, a half in circumference, and when dressed rather shabby genteel, trimmed up ready for the spit, knocked at the door, and asked weighed twelve pounds. The her if the next house was to let, ordinary weight of the heart of as he wished to look at it. She such an animal is from three to said it was, but she had not the four pounds. The heifer when key, and was about to shut the killed was in perfect health, and door, when he rushed in, and in good condition.

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CORONATION OF GEORGE THE FOURTH.

Thursday, 19.

Every preparation having been cession, and those who were remade, to invest the ceremonial of pairing to seats in the abbey or the the Coronation of George IV. hall certainly betrayed no sympwith the grandeur befitting so im- toms of inactivity.

At the early portant an occasion, a considera- hour just mentioned, judges, peers, ble interest was necessarily excited bishops, commanders(military and in the public mind; which, how- naval,) accompanied by their ever, owing to the division of wives and daughters in the richest opinion on the subject of the queen, attire, were on their gradual prodid not exhibit that crowded ur- gress to the scene of splendour. gency to witness, and that enthu- The foremost, indeed, reached the siastic ardor to celebrate, the great doors before they were opened; solemnity, which must otherwise and many were, in consequence, have been fully manifested. The rendered stationary for a considerchurch-yard of St. Margaret's pa- able time. Several, tempted by the rish, and all the adjacent ground fineness of the weather, alighted belonging to the Dean and Chap- from their vehicles and proceeded ter of Westminster, were covered forward on foot. Even ladies bewith pavilions and galleries, to decked with jewels were seen eswhich the price of admission de- caping through the streets from the clined, as the period of celebration tedium of confinement and detenapproached; so thatmany who rais- tion in their coaches. Many peers ed scaffoldings in the front of their had procured lodgings in the houses, with a view to turn them neighbourhood, and had thus acto account, sustained considerable quired the means of assuming and loss. The platform on which the throwing off with all practicable procession was to move extended speed the trappings and ornaments from the great north door of West- of their respective rank or funcminster-hall, to what is called the tions. From any elevated point Sanctuary, or to the west door of in the circle of this vicinity a very the abbey: the weather had be- diversified panoramic view might come settled, the sun rose in now be enjoyed, and the scene unclouded majesty, nor was it increased in effect as the business possible to select a day more of the day advanced. Palacefavourable for any national com- yard was occupied by strong parmemoration or rejoicing. The ties of patrol, and by detachments morning was ushered in by the of horse-guards ; it was a general sound of bells, and the discharge holiday; the shops remained shut, of rockets. Before three o'clock and every ordinary occupation the lines of carriages were formed was suspended. At intervals at Charing-cross on the one hand, minute guns were fired from a and at Millbank on the other. man of war brig, anchored on the Those who were to join in the pro- Thames, and the preparations for

illuminating

illuminating the public offices own carriage. Her majesty looked were renewed with ardor.

extraordinarily well; and acknowSoon after three o'clock we ob- ledged, with great dignity and served a few ladies and gentle- composure, the gratulations of men, in court costume, tripping the people on each side of her on foot across Bridge-street and coach. The course taken was, towards Westminster-hall. At that through Great Stanhope-street, time few were to be seen in the Park-lane, Hyde-park-corner, the booths, and along the royal plat- Green-park, St. James's-park, form the guards lay slumbering Birdcage-walk, and by Storey'swith little apparent comfort. Be- gate, along Prince's-street, to fore four o'clock the line of coaches Dean's-yard--a way, it must be was full on the eastern side of the observed, the least likely to atdivision from Parliament-street to tract notice, or to gather crowds. Charing-cross ; on the other side The crowd accumulated immenseit extended only to the Horse- ly along this line; the soldiers Guards.

every where presented arms with The Queen. -A considerable the utmost promptitude and recrowd assembled about her ma- spect; and a thousand voices jesty's' house, in South Audley- kept up a constant cry of “The street, soon after four o'clock. queen, “The queen for ever." As soon as it was ascertained The coup d'ail from the road along that her majesty's coach was the Green-park, was the most making ready in the yard, the striking which can be imagined ; crowd, both in South Audley- the whole space presented one street and in Hill-street, became mass of well-dressed males and very great. The wall opposite females hurrying with every posto her majesty's house in Hill- sible rapidity to accompany the street was soon covered with queen, and shouting their attachspectators, who announced to the ment and admiration. The two crowd below each successive step torrents that poured along the of preparation. “The horses are south side of the park and the to;" "every thing is quite ready;" eastern end occasioned the great“ the queen has entered the est conflux at Storey's-gate. As coach,"--were the gradual com soon as the queen's arrival was munications, and they were re- known in the scene of the king's ceived with the loudest cheers. coronation, shouts of “ The Lady Anne Hamilton arrived a queen," at once arose from all few minutes before five, and the booths, and hats and handwas most cordially and respect- kerchiefs were every where waved fully greeted. Soon after five, in token of respect. As soon as the gate was thrown open, and a her majesty came in sight of the shout was raised" The queen!” coronation platform and West“The queen!” The queen im- minster-abbey, she stopped for a mediately appeared in her coach few moments, apparently uncerof state, drawn by six bays. tain what course to take, as she Lady Hood and lady Anne Ha- had hitherto met with no obstrucmilton sat opposite to her ma- tion, and yet had received nothing jesty. Lord Hood followed in his like an invitation to approach.

At

At this moment the feelings of The party' went to the door of the the spectators were wound up to duchy of Lancaster behind the a pitch of the most intense curio- champion's stable, and had the sity and most painful anxiety. door shut in their faces. They The persons who immediately then turned round, and leaving surrounded her carriage knew no the royal carriage behind, probounds in expressing their enthu- ceeded to demand admission at siastic attachment, while many another entrance. The same inof those in the galleries, appre- tense sensation of interest and hensive of the consequences of the the same applause mixed with experiment which she was making, partial disapprobation continued could not restrain their fears and to follow her. alarms. In the mean time great When she arrived nearly at the confusion seemed to prevail other extremity of the platform aniong the officers and soldiers that which was opposite to the on and near the platform; the central pavilion-her further proformer giving orders and retract- gress was arrested by a file of ing them, and the latter running about a dozen soldiers, who were to their arms, uncertain whether suddenly ordered to form across they should salute her by present- the platform. Her majesty then ing them or not. Astonishment, quitted it, and went straight on hurry, and doubt, seemed to agito the House of Lords on foot, tate the whole multitude assem- there to repeat the same request, bled either to witness or compose and with the same success. the ensuing pageant. She alighted In about twenty minutes she from her carriage and proceeded returned, and having ordered the on foot, leaning on the arm of top of her carriage to be taken lord Hood, and accompanied by down, rode off, amid the astonishthe faithful companions of her ment and acclamations of the affiction, lady Hood and lady people. Anne Hamilton, to demand ad We subjoin the following acmission. The approach of the count from the Courier of her queen towards the hall-door pro- majesty's reception at the door of duced a considerable sensation Westminster-abbey: within : there was an immediate “Lord Hood having desired rush to the door, which was admission for her majesty, the closed amidst much confusion. door-keepers drew across the enThe officer on guard (we believe trance, and requested to see the colonel M‘Kinnon) was imme- . tickets. diately summoned to the spot,

Lord Hood. “I present you and asked her majesty for her your queen; surely it is not neticket. She replied that she had cessary for her to have a ticket.” none, and as queen of England Door-keeper.-"Our orders are needed none : he professed his to admit no person without a sorrow, but said he must obey peer's ticket.” orders, and that his orders were

Lord Hood." - This is your to see that no person whatever queen: she is entitled to admisshould be admitted without a sion without such a form." ticket. Her majesty then retired. The queen, smiling, but still in

some

cing it.”

some agitation—“Yes, I am your Lord Hood.-“ We expected queen,

will you admit me?" to have met at least with the Door-keeper—“My orders are conduct of gentlemen. Such conspecific, and I feel myself bound duct is neither manly nor manto obey them.

nerly.' The queen laughed.

Her majesty then retired, leanLord Hood. “I have a ticket.” ing on lord Hood's arm, and fol

Door-keeper.-“Then my lord, lowed by lady Hood and lady we will let you pass upon produ- Hamilton.

She was preceded by constables Lord Hood now drew from his back to the platform, over which pocket a peer's ticket for one she returned, entered her carperson; the original name in riage, and was driven off amidst whose favour it was drawn was reiterated shouts of mingled aperased, and the name of “Wel- plause and disapprobation." lington" substituted.

Her majesty returned through Door-keeper.-" This will let Pall-mall, St. James's-street, and one person pass, but no more." Piccadilly, followed all along by a

Lord Hood.“ Wiil your ma great concourse of people. In jesty go in alone ?"

St. James's-street the water had Her majesty at first assented, previously created abundance of but did not persevere.

mud, and this material the crowd Lord Hood." Am I to under- bestowed upon some public offices stand that you refuse her ma which were prepared for an illujesty admission ?"

mination. During the whole Door-keeper.—“We only act course of her majesty's progress in conformity with our orders.” no accident occurred.

It was Her majesty again laughed. not so with other coaches which

Lord Hood." Then you re- passed near the queen's house. fuse the

queen

admission ?" The usual route was to pass by A door-keeper of a superior Dean-street into Park-lane; the order then came forward, and duke of Montrose and his eldest was asked by lord Hood whether son the marquis of Graham, howany preparations had been made ever, proceeded in front of the for her majesty? He answered queen's house to Great Stanhoperespectfully in the negative. street. After their carriage had

Lord Hood.“Will your ma- passed, we heard a loud scream jesty enter the abbey without from a boy who was rolled on the

street. He was carried away by Her majesty declined.

a man on his shoulder, his hand Lord Hood then said, that her streaming with blood, and three majesty had better retire to her of his fingers hanging by fragcarriage. It was clear no provi- ments of the skin. We undersion had been made for her ac- stood that the accident was occacommodation.

sioned by an empty coach returnHer majesty assented.

ing and driving against the post Some persons within the porch to which the boy clung, in order of the abbey laughed, and utter- to avoid coming into contact with red some expressions of disre- the noble duke's carriage. spect.

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your ladies ?"

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